Sharpe's Pottery Museum

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum is nestled in the market town of Swadlincote at the heart of South Derbyshire and the National Forest.

Come and visit our unique grade two listed building where you will discover stories of Sharpe’s family history, and the significant changes from 19th century deep coal and opencast mining, clay extraction and associated industrial activity, to a 21st century sustainable landscape led by the creation of the National Forest.

We have lots of interesting and entertaining exhibits to explore, along with fun things to do when you and your family come to visit Sharpe’s Pottery Museum!


Opening times

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - 10am to 5pm

Wednesday - 10am to 4.30pm

Thursday - 10am to 8pm

Friday - 10am to 4.30pm

Saturday - 10am to 4.30pm

Sunday - 10am to 2pm


Museum entry: Free. Group tours (including refreshments): Price on application


  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Car Parking
  • Children Welcome
  • Children's Play Area
  • Conference Facilities
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Educational Activities
  • Gift Shop
  • Information Centre
  • Licensed
  • Restaurant Cafe
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair Access

Location Map

23, West Street Swadlincote Derbyshire DE11 9DG